- Brookings Main Campus
Improving the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) work in a wide variety of settings, including healthcare facilities, corporate wellness, sports nutrition, schools, food industry, community and public health. The Master’s in Nutrition & Dietetics (MSND) is an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program with supervised experiential learning of 1,000+ hours incorporated throughout this competency-based program. Students accepted into the program with the required pre-requisites can complete the program in three years. Including prerequisites, completion of the entire bachelor’s to master’s degree program takes approximately five years. By 2024, a master’s degree will be required to become a RDN. Graduates who successfully complete the accredited MSND at SDSU are eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a RDN. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected job outlook for RDNs by 2030 is expected to grow by 11%, which is faster than the national average for all occupations.
Is it for you?
This program will be a good fit if you:
- Want the qualifications to become a registered dietitian nutritionist
- Want a career with a lot of different options
- Are interested in food, nutrition and wellness
- Desire to help people live healthier lives and prevent chronic disease
- Help people manage chronic disease with medical nutrition therapy
- Clinical dietitian
- Community dietitian
- Sports nutrition
- Management dietitian
- Private practice
- Foodservice operations
- School nutrition director
- Healthcare manager
- Research scientist